Prince William & Kate Greet Team GB at Olympic Park

Olympics 2012: Prince William, Kate Greet Team Great Britain
Prince William and Kate
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08/01/2012 AT 11:10 AM EDT

Some of Great Britain's most valuable players scored something just as sought-after as Olympic gold: a visit from Prince William and Kate.

The royal couple greeted their homeland's finest 2012 Summer Olympics competitors at their accommodations in Athletes' Village, including cyclist Victoria Pendleton (pictured), on Tuesday.

A hat-sporting William, who chatted with Pendleton, and Kate had plenty to celebrate with the athletes, after all: Earlier, cousin Zara Phillips became the first British royal to win a silver medal, an honor she earned as part of the five-member Team GB equestrian team.

The Duke and Duchess, both 30, joined by Prince Harry, 27, toured the living quarters at Olympic Park in London's East End and also met with the Australian team, according to USA Today. And in the same fashion they rooted on Phillips, athletes stood on their balconies to cheer for the royals.

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Prince William talks with cyclist Victoria Pendleton (second right)


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